Hi all, I need a new laptop for college and I'm having a bit of a dilemma choosing between a June 2012 refurbished rMBP 1600 (http://store.apple.com/ie/product/F...-23ghz-quad-core-intel-i7-with-retina-display) or the new Haswell MBA 1400 (13" 256GB SSD Model with 8GB of RAM) Now. I'm not too sure on the quality of refurbished macs, but I heard it's excellent. Also, the one I'm looking at is 'featured' is that because of price or because it's actually a model that was never used before and just replaced by a newer model? Anyway the key things are: Needs to last 4+ years Will be used for programming with Windows and other OS parallels too (Most prominent) Will be used for general use, i.e. web browsing, watching movies etc. Will be doing some basic video/image editing (Emphasis on basic) Now normally I'd go for the MBA, but since the rMBP is such an amazing price for the specs listed; it's certainly a contender. The weight of the MBP doesn't bother me too much so it really isn't a deciding factor. Same with battery, the MBP lasts long enough. The clock speed on the Air worries me. 1.3 as opposed to 2.4 GhZ is quite significant. So I ask of you, which would you recommend for me? The price of the MBP is indeed a slight problem, but I can get around it. I've heard of lag problems on the rMBP too, is this an issue at this stage with Mavericks around the corner? Thank you all.